If you have been following the buzz around world news, then you are sure to have heard of the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. In fact, discussions on this dreaded virus (aptly nicknamed by some as the “demon virus”) have taken the center-stage all across the globe.
While the danger of this highly contagious virus becoming a pandemic (a global epidemic) is real, the situation can improve with proper awareness and by taking the right precautions.
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People who have cancer often suffer from a lot of pain and other effects due to the nature of the disease. Early detection and swift treatment are two priorities when it comes to cancer.
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The brachial plexus is nothing but a group of nerves that run between the shoulders and spine, which play an important role in controlling the movement of muscles in the hands, shoulders, and arms. Damage to these important nerves can occur when your physician fails to provide proper obstetrical care. Brachial plexus injuries in a newborn are more often than not devastating.
According to statistics, about 1 to 2 million people aged 65 years and over in the United States have been injured, mistreated, or exploited by a caregiver. Research suggests that local or state authorities come to learn about only 1 of every 14 elder abuse incidents (including self-neglect) in domestic settings.
Only 1 out of 25 financial exploitation cases involving the elderly are reported. Research from the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study suggested that approximately 20% of incidences of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation are reported.
Common Questions about Nursing Home Negligence and Medical Malpractice
Q: What is nursing home neglect?
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Like all other parts of the body, skin too grows old with age. It thins and becomes weak as we grow older. Older skin tends to injure easily and takes much longer to heal. Not being active, pain, incontinence, and even not eating and drinking enough can lead to skin damage which left unattended can turn into sores.
Bed sores or pressure ulcers are generally caused by sitting in the same position for way too long. Patients who are bedridden are most susceptible to sores. These sores occur on the body parts of the body like the hips, tail bone, and the ankles.
Bed sores at a medical facility in New York can begin to form in barely two hours and can turn serious, potentially leading to an infection that can spread to the bloodstream, if left untreated.
These sores are rather painful and can take a long time to heal. If not tended to immediately they can also cause other severe conditions such as infections and bone or muscle loss.
Read more: How to Prevent Bed Sores at a Medical Facility in New York?
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